And now for your dark side. Molded on a genuine human skull this art piece has been covered with 24 karat gold in Switzerland. It will have a unique impact in any home. The skull as a reminder of mortality is present in many cultures. In Europe we can trace it back to the tradition of the Memento Mori, a reminder that during life one has to prepare for death. It is also inspired by Vanitas, a theme in many Dutch baroque paintings, where a skull surrounded by many objects symbolizing wealth acted to show that the owner knew that his good fortunes where tied to the material world, and so displayed his spiritual conscience.
Whether you wish to contemplate your afterlife or you simply have baroque taste, put one in your house to keep the bad spirits away ;-)